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Round Played: with Kris Warren, Doug Costales, and Tyler Burns –

By Wayne Halm –

What could be more fun than a Scramble Golf Tournament? –

On February 25th 2017 I played in the HLTA Golf Tournament at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai.  The tournament drew a large field and we had to start early.

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 It was 65 degrees … so don’t laugh at the jackets on the “Wimpy Hawaiians”.

It was 65 degrees … so don’t laugh at the jackets on the “Wimpy Hawaiians”.

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HLTA is an acronym for Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association I want to thank Ike Cockett (General Manager at the Koloa Landing Resort) for inviting me to play.

Ike and Wayne

Ike and Wayne

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I also want to mention that Fran Roach (General Manager of the Hokuala Golf Club) and his staff did an excellent job of producing this tournament.

Wayne and Fran

Wayne and Fran

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This was a charity event … and supposed to be FUN.  So Dickie Chang and I bet on who wore the best outfit.  He claimed victory but I contested that.  What do you think?

 Dickie and Wayne

Dickie and Wayne

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Scramble golf tournaments are fun.  They are fun in large part because they are a team effort.  Let me introduce my team.

Kris at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai

Kris … this boy hits the ball a long way.

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 Doug at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai

Doug … he swings a mean wedge.

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Tyler at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai

Tyler … this lad can putt.

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Wayne at the Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai

Then there was me … more or less the team photographer.

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But I think I did pretty well as the photographer.

But I think I did pretty well as the photographer.

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We had a solid team … most of the bases were covered.  The only area where we came up short was in “mulligans”.  And I have to take the blame for that …

 I allowed Sumeria to deviously distract me …sorry guys.

On my way to get the mulligans I allowed Sumera to deviously distract me …sorry guys.

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We played well.  But, short on mulligans, sometimes we had to dig deep and do things the old fashioned way.  On the par4 14th hole Doug chipped our third shot in … from nearly a hundred yards out.

Yeah, that is worthy of a picture.

Yeah, I think that is worthy of a picture.

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Then on the difficult 18th, after Kris’s booming drive, I hit a wedge shot right up next to the pin for a tap in birdie.  Yep, we had our moments … just not at the prize table.

We didn’t win the tournament.  But my shorts got more complements than Dickie’s shirt, so that’s a win of sorts.  And we did have more laughs than putts (thanks in large part to Tyler’s putter).  Yeah, this was FUN … it was the way golf should be.

So to answer my question “What could be more fun than a scramble golf tournament?” … maybe a few more mulligans.

I have a 2017 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met.  Kris, Doug, and Tyler are numbers 6, 7, and 8.  Want to be in that number …

Come play golf with me.

The Hokuala Golf Club  808-241-6000   www.hokualakauai.com

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Rendering of the new clubhouse planned at Hokuala

Rendering of the new clubhouse planned at Hokuala

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6 thoughts on “Fun at the HTLA Tournament

    • Aloha Jim,
      Yes, scrambles are a lot of fun. We did good things, just not enough of them. And I know I spoiled my “look” with the jacket … “damned cold”.
      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

  1. Hey, wait a minute Wayne. Had I known you would post my name, with photo, on your blog, I would have worn my outrageous golfing entire and played better. Ha ha! Thanks for the great day of golf and I hope you enjoyed the stogies! With regards to that lucky Chip shot, even a busted clock tells the correct time twice a day!

    • Aloha Doug,
      Hahaha that was fun. Maybe we should schedule and “outrageous attire round”, that could be fun…give some thought to who else we should invite. — Twice a Day?? Do you mean you chipped another one in? I was laughing a lot but it seems I would have noticed that. — A Hui Hou, Wayne

  2. Aloha Wayne,

    When I first saw that jacket you had on I thought you were playing golf over in Canada and wondered why you hadn’t called me. For what it’s worth, the duck shorts will always get my vote.

    Cheers
    Josh

    • Aloha Josh,
      Live here long enough and you get sensitive to lower temperatures … okay, we over do it. But I was wearing shorts, I just had to.
      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

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